South Dakota has acres of lakes and miles of rivers tempting boaters, from a rowboat on Grandpa's stock dam to sailing the mighty Missouri River reservoir system.

Boat Ramps

Boating Access Map
- Interactive map showing shorefishing and boat dock locations.

Lakeside Use Areas

Ramp status updated if and when conditions change throughout the boating season.

Fishing waters information (location, size, facilities, type of fish)

Protect our waters

You can do your part for the health and productivity of South Dakota's waters by being proactive in preventing the spread of invasive plant, fish and animal species that threaten to crowd out native species.

SD Cooperative Boat Wash Program

Help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species: Wash your boat and trailer!